An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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UK: Train vs. Car in 2015 [closed]

I am currently staying in the UK under a work visa. My parents, who have never been out of the United States, are coming to visit me and want to see all that the UK has to offer. I have only traveled ...
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What do I need to do to move in with a friend and his family in another country? [closed]

I live in the United States and my friend lives over in England with his family. There's a very good chance that I'm going to be living with them somewhere down the line. I'll be working for my ...
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Bus from London to Europe…which ones take the ferry?

I'm a Canadian flying to London next year and I want to take the ferry to Europe. I see fares to Brussels that look good at around $40 round trip, but I don't wanna do the Channel Tunnel, I wanna take ...
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Identifying reserved seats on British trains

Is there a clear way to tell on British trains (generally) which seats/tables are reserved seats? In Germany we definitely made some mistakes accidentally taking seats that were eventually reserved, ...
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Uk visa Refusal

I am a Ghanian citizen. The evidence I provided in support of my UK visa application are: a letter from my employer, a wage slips from my company, a bank statements, person who invited me provided ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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US citizen going to UK. Jewelry/Gifts customs and VAT

I'm leaving for the UK this week and packing a bunch of gifts and an engagement ring that I intend to give there. Is the VAT only for UK citizens? Or will I have to declare the value of my gifts and ...
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Is there a limit to a total number of months a holder of UK multiple entry visitor visa can spend in UK per calendar year?

A relative of mine has received a multiple-entry UK visa for 2 years. Is there a particular limit on how many months in total per year she can stay in UK? The way I understand the current rule is that ...
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UK Rail Season Ticket and Intermediate Stations

Suppose I have a UK rail season ticket for journeys between stations A and D on the following line: ---A---B---C---D--- Can I use the same season ticket to make the following journeys: A to B C to ...
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Will I be denied student visa? [closed]

I traveled from the Bahamas to the UK a few days ago embark on a 1yr foundation program. I was told by the international student advisor that I should travel to the UK and begin my program and work on ...
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Using Britrail Pass - reservations

We decided to go with the Britrail pass for our journey (thanks for the recommendation there). I understand it's like a German train ticket (my only European experience) in that you can get on ...
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Can I travel after visa's intended travel date?

I just finished applying for my visa and had originally planned to travel on the 30th of September, so I put that as my intended date of travel. But now I will not be leaving until close to the second ...
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Can Bulgarian residents enter the UK without a visa?

I am an Egyptian citizen; I am going to marry a Bulgarian girl and I will apply for a family residence permit in Bulgaria. With Bulgarian residency, will I be allowed to enter the UK without a visa? ...
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Buying Paris metro tickets from Eurostar before/during the journey?

Whenever a Eurostar gets into Brussels, and especially when one gets into Paris, there is always a mad scramble for the metro ticket machines, and if you weren't in the first coach then a very long ...
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UK General visa inquiry

In my old passport I visited Turkey and Belgium. But a problem happened during my arrival in Belgium and the officer in the airport put a stamp on the Schengen visa "annulled" means my visa got ...
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How to visit my mother in UK who is in a serious condition at hospital, from India [duplicate]

I am a Srilankan national living in India for past 20 years married to a indian girl. i had regular India visa till 2014 and awaiting for 2015 Indian visa yet. My mom and brothers are living in UK, my ...
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Are there any cafes serving breakfast in Bakewell / Peak District that are open around 8 AM on Sundays?

I will be camping near Bakewell this Saturday and I wanted to eat some warm breakfast in a nice cafe on Sunday. Does anyone know which cafe would be open around 8:00 AM and serve breakfast?
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Type of visa to apply to attend a conference in the UK

I am Dr Bashu from Nepal I am confused about the type of visa to apply to visit UK,London for a conference of 3days. I have the letter of sponsorship from there as well Thanks a lot
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How long does it take for a UK Visa application in New Delhi?

I applied for my UK tourist visa on 30th March and got an SMS saying my application has been sent to the embassy. I haven't heard anything since. Any idea how long they typically take for processing ...
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UK visa criteria and interview

I would like to seek answers about the following questions related to UK visa procedure Does visa refusal for one category of visa application affect the visa application in another visa category ...
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UK transit visa from US to Spain [duplicate]

I am a Turkish national with a residence permit and foreign number identification card from Spain. At the time of my journey I will hold a valid B1 type of US visa. I booked a ticket from US to Spain ...
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Is there a way to look up live delay information for Eurostars?

I'm currently on a Eurostar that's stationary somewhere in Kent... No announcements, no staff to be seen, but excellent 4G signal strength! And I'd quite like to know how late we're likely to be, some ...
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What is the best way to transport a large bike pack and two suitcases from Heathrow to Pinner?

My husband and I are traveling from Australia to London at the end of July. We will have the normal luggage plus a large bike pack. Can anyone give any suggestions as to the best way to transport our ...
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UK citizen Entering the UK on a one way ticket and US passport

can my son ...who is a UK citizen, but only holds a U.S. Passport ...enter the UK on a one way ticket. We want to visit family and apply for his UK passport in Britain. We only plan to stay for a ...
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Petrol station in Folkestone before boarding the Eurotunnel

Where is the most convenient petrol station to fill up if we have some spare time before boarding the Eurotunnel train? Is it possible to fill-up after checking-in? We will be driving from London.
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Applying for a UK visitor visa in India after receiving a UK visa refusal in Saudi Arabia

With regard to my visa refusal as mentioned in my previous post, I have tried to change my residence status from being under the sponsorship of my father to my current employer. But due to certain ...
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Can I use a Transit UK Visa to visit London, while in transit between Frankfurt and Paris?

I am from a Philippine passport holder and I am planning to travel from Paris then London (for less than 48 hours) and then to Frankfurt for my flight to New York. I have a few questions with regard ...
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Denied entry to the UK after having student visa refused a week earlier, what are my options now? [duplicate]

On the 1st of September my Tier 4 student visa application was rejected but I made the mistake of thinking I was still entitled to enter the UK with my US passport. I had already purchased a Eurostar ...
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Not sure whether UK border will allow me travel [duplicate]

I am an Indian national and having a Permesso di Soggiorno in Italy. It is issued under study status for two years Master course and first year soggiorno is going to expires on 13 Nov2015. By October ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname to its mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have UK ...
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How to avoid getting a visa refusal when applying for a UK visitor visa?

I'd like to know how to get a UK standard visa without getting refused. I have everything needed for my travel knowing that I'll just stay for 12 days (tourism) but I'm worried because Egypt, where ...
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How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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UK standard business visa, tourism [duplicate]

I have received standard visitor business visa in summer this year and went to UK and back already. I would like to go to UK for tourism in November, and my visa will be still valid at that time. ...
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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Buying/using Railcard (UK) from USA

I'll be in the UK in a few weeks, and will do some train travelling with my wife and two (under 5) children. The kids are free on trains, yay, so we're planning to get a Two Together railcard (As ...
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Traveling Around Europe [closed]

I am studying Abroad in Italy for exactly 89 days but I am wanting to visit family friends and family while already in Europe. My schedule is hopefully.. Italy - 3 months UK - 2 weeks ...
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UK General Visitor Visa - Evidence to be provided regarding my last trip to Europe

Recently, I've traveled to Spain & Germany with Multi-Entry Schengen Visa and my visa issued by Spanish Embassy. Received Entry & Exit stamps in Spain on my passport, then flow to Germany to ...
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I work in the UK on a short-term visa and my wife/daughter are in the UK on a tourist visa. Can we apply for a Schengen visa together in the UK?

I am an Indian national currently working in UK on a Tier 2 short-term visa. My visa is valid till August 2016. My wife and daughter will be visiting the UK on a tourist visa for 2 months. My ...
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UK visa for less than 24 hours of stay

I wish to travel Europe this December with my spouse. We will be there on Schengen Visa. We want to be at London on the eve of New Year and would return to Paris on 1st January, so our stay in London ...
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Where can I apply for a Portuguese visa as a resident of Scotland?

I heard that in order to apply for Portugal visa while living in Scotland, I have to do it via the consulate in Manchester, even though the consulate in London is easier to reach. However I cannot ...
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Arriving in UK before Tier 4 student visa becomes 'valid' [duplicate]

I'm from the USA, and have a UK tier 4 student visa already issued to me. They made an error on the date that it becomes 'valid', however I received the passport back only a week before flying, and ...
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*Urgent* American citizen studying in the UK. Flight leaves tomorrow, visa in processing and no biometrics? [closed]

Can I enter the UK as a visitor, while my visa is in processing and have my biometrics done there? Or do I have to come back to the USA? I only recently received my CAS and there were no biometric ...
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transit visa for UK with expired US visa [duplicate]

I entered US on end of May 2015 and my visa expires end of sep 2015. i am planning to go to india via KU102 (kuwait airways) JFK-London-Kuwait-Delhi on 5th nov 2015. My visa would have expired by then ...
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Can I travel in UK before switching to a study visa?

As I read in general visitor visa Terms & Condition, I would only be granted to stay up to 6 months in UK. However I am planning to apply for General Student Visa to further my studies. Would it ...
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I'm Singaporean, my 90-day Schengen stay has expired. Can I transit via Zurich from Croatia to UK? [duplicate]

I hold a Singapore passport but my tourist stay under the 90/180 Schengen rule has expired. I'm currently in Croatia (not under Schengen rule) and want to travel to UK (also not under Schengen rule) ...
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Is there somewhere I can work on a laptop in or near London Euston station?

I have a longish layover in London Euston and I have some work to do. Working includes using a laptop, ideally with a power socket, and paper notebooks. Is there somewhere I can work in or near London ...
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Taking personal prescription drugs to London?

I have some prescription modafinil, and will be visiting London for a short trip. Is it okay to bring a couple of pills for personal use? I do not have a prescription on me atm (I am coming from ...
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Are you allowed to stay in London parks after closing time?

I notice that many London parks (Hyde, Regent's, etc) have closing times between 4pm-8pm. I'd like to stargaze at a park, but I'm not sure if I'll be chased out after the park officially closes?
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Incomplete documentation for Indian applying for Business visitor visa for UK

I received a business invitation letter from a UK (London) company following a successful interview in UK four months ago. However my visa has expired and that company cannot sponsor me due to a ...
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UK business VISA: Not getting any SMS or notification regarding application process [duplicate]

I have recently applied for UK business visa (6 months) in India (Ahmedabad, Gujarat). Now I did not receive any email confirming the receipt of the application form. Also not getting SMS (already ...